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All the trans news that fits! (and some that never will)

Transgender Misrepresentation on the Silver Screen: How Hollywood Is Cultivating a Culture of Discrimination

“There are no signs that Hollywood is letting up. Since 2013, the seven major studios responded to the criticism by releasing just two movies with Transgender characters.”

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

TDOV: Honoring the Invisible

For too many Trans people, visibility isn’t a celebration of one’s life, but a decision to risk one’s life.

March 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Intersectionality: Speak to Be Understood, Listen to Understand

“We must all learn to speak so we are understood and listen so we understand, because it is at the intersections of marginalization where we will find our more perfect union.”

February 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

My Transgender Indian Ocean Love Song

You might have whispered sacred codes.

I could not hear, overcome by coral sand,

shining bits of shells in your black hair;

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Simple Case for My Trans Life

When #Trans people seek to change archaic laws, we don’t risk losing our identity, we strengthen it.

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Integrity of 1964 vs Dignity in 2016: A Post May 9, 2016 Vision

What a difference from the moral outrage I typically feel when my rights and the rights of other Trans people are violated . . . We lose and we lose and we lose. . . . But this time we won. Wow.

May 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shame On You If You Do Not Support Trans Rights

Shame on you if you do not support fully inclusive civil, legal and medical rights for Transgender people.

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trans People Speak for Trans People

In Michigan and elsewhere, Trans people speak for Trans people. It is up to us to make sure our voices are never silenced again.

February 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dear Mr. President, I am a Trans Veteran . . .

Imagine laying your life on the line for your country, only to be told that because of your Gender Identity, you cannot have the surgery your doctors and virtually every major medical organization say is medically necessary. It is humiliating and it dehumanizes us.

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Numbers We Want and the Numbers We Have

“[T]he numbers just don’t add up and there is a good chance that Fair Michigan only hears what they want to hear. Essentially, Fair Michigan’s position is that they will win because attorney Dana Nessel, their leader, said they will. It is a strange argument for a lawyer to make, even if it is being made in the court of opinion and not before a judge.”

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment